Instant Pot Jambalaya

This Instant Pot Jambalaya is an easy meal of rice and beans that you can set and forget in the Instant Pot.

The only thing you will have to do is to cut your vegetables. Once that’s done, you just throw everything else into the pot, set your Instant Pot timer, and you are free to sit and watch Netflix until your dinner is ready a short time later.

This recipe is super flavorful and delicious. And since it’s all cooked in one pot, the clean-up is a breeze too! Easy enough for a busy weeknight, yet delicious enough to serve at a dinner party.

If you like the recipe, you really should try this Instant Pot Dirty Rice, which is another delicious one-pot meal.

What Type of Sausage Should I Use?

It is traditional to use andouille sausage in Jambalaya, which is a smoked pork sausage that is a little bit spicy. If you’re looking for a less spicy option, you can use kielbasa or another type of smoked sausage.

Or, if you can’t find andouille but still want some spice, use kielbasa or another mild sausage and add extra cayenne or red pepper flakes for heat.

Can I Use Dried Beans?

No. This recipe calls for canned beans because it only pressure cooks for 7 minutes, so dried beans wouldn’t be fully cooked at that point.

If you have dried beans, I would fully soak them and pre-cook them until they are almost cooked before adding to the pressure cooker to make sure everything is cooked evenly.

How Finely Should I Chop the Vegetables?

That’s up to you! I like to do a small dice, so roughly chopping into pieces about ¼ inch, but if you like to do a slightly larger cut that’s fine too!

Just try to stay fairly consistent in the sizes from one vegetable to the next so that they all cook evenly in sauté mode.

Here’s a fun fact for you: this recipe calls for onion, bell pepper, and celery, which is known as the Cajun trinity because it’s commonly used in Cajun cuisine. This usually means green bell pepper, although we didn’t specify in this recipe since it works with any color bell pepper.

What’s in Creole Seasoning?

Creole seasoning is a spice blend typically comprised of some combination of paprika, oregano, basil, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper.

You can buy creole seasoning in many grocery stores in the spice aisle, or you can make your own if you have most of those spices on hand. It doesn’t need to be exact, but those are the general flavors that creole seasoning provides.

Is this Dish Vegetarian?

No, this dish contains sausage and beef broth so it’s not vegetarian. However, you could omit the sausage and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth to make it vegetarian.

If you’re looking for a vegetarian meal option, check out this Instant Pot Biryani.

How Should I Serve it?

This Instant Pot Jambalaya recipe is truly a one-pot meal. It’s a complete meal by itself containing sausage, vegetables, and rice. I like to garnish it with chopped green onions for added color, taste and texture. Yum!

Instant Pot Jambalaya
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage finely chopped
  • 1 can of red bean
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 stick of celery chopped
  • 1/8 cup of parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • Chopped the sausage finely
  • Turn on the sauté setting add the sausage and cook for 5 minutes
  • Next, remove the sausage and reserve in a bowl.
  • Still on sauté mode, add the olive oil then, add the onions, bell pepper, celery, and parsley.
  • Cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes
  • Then, add the red beans and pour in the broth, the tomatoes and sauces.
  • Add creole seasoning to taste.
  • Next, add the sausage and the rice, mix well
  • Set the Instant Pot on manual for 7 minutes.
  • Quick Realease the pressure, and serve hot

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